Hot on the news that Robert Rodriguez’s Machete will be released in theaters this September comes word that another fake trailer from the Grindhouse theatrical experience is being made into a feature-length film.
When Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino teamed-up in 2007 to pay tribute to some of their favorite, sleaziest films, they held a contest based out of the South by Southwest Film Festival for aspiring filmmakers to create a fake grindhouse-style trailer of their own.
Nova Scotia filmmakers Jason Eisener, John Davies and Rob Cotterill walked away with the top prize — their trailer for the fake film Hobo With a Shotgun was attached to prints of Grindhouse sent to select theaters in Canada in the United States.
Ain’t It Cool News is reporting that a full-length version of the trailer has begun filming — and director Jason Eisener has brought along a new friend.
Replacing David Brunt in the role of The Hobo will be the legendary Rutger Hauer. (That’s right, everybody’s favorite hitchhiker.)
The Buzz: A new grindhouse-style film is always a good thing and Eisener, in his short trailer, showed he has a fun style that could translate to a great experience for film fans. With Machete and Hobo With a Shotgun both a go, how much longer do we have to wait before we get full-length versions of the rest of Grindhouse‘s fake trailers — Rob Zombie’s Werewolf Women of the SS, Edgar Wright’s Don’t and Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving?
More importantly, will we get a fresh new batch of fake trailers with the release of Machete or Hobo With a Shotgun?
Also, I’m sure I’m not the only one who wouldn’t mind a proper Region 1 release of the full Grindhouse experience — trailers and all — on DVD and Blu-ray.
Robert Saucedo is an avid movie watcher with seriously poor sleeping habits. The Mikey from Life cereal of film fans, Robert will watch just about anything — good, bad or ugly. He has written about film for newspapers, radio and online for the last 10 years. This has taken a toll on his sanity — of that you can be sure. Follow him on Twitter at @robsaucedo2500.